galleries + exhibitions

In a region blessed with beauty, it is hardly surprising that a talented artistic community flourishes in the Greater Port Macquarie region.

Guaranteed sightings of 60+ koalas scattered across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region! This award-winning Trail won Gold in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards and represented NSW in the Australian Tourism Finals in February this year. What’s more, TripAdvisor ranks Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail as #...
Address: Port Macquarie
Phone: 0416 641 482
Website: hellokoalas.com
Art and wine form the perfect couple... Set amongst the picturesque vines lies this delightful cellar door and art gallery. Here you can taste fine wines while viewing our region’s talented artists, with exhibits changing every two months. Wander their grounds and experience the stunning outdoo...
Address: Corner of Cooinda Place & Long Point Drive, Lake Cathie
Phone: 02 6585 4598
A unique Glass studio where you will find beautiful handmade gifts, clothing and artwork. Skye is an award winning glass artist specialising in jewellery who demonstrates from the studio allowing you to see her work with molten glass to create amazing wearable art. The space is a creative indulge...
Address: Sunset Parade, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6584 5443
The rare and beautiful timbers that are on display in various items you will find breath taking. Their specialties are products made from the unique Burls with their natural grain and beauty as well as the highly sought after Australian native timbers including those from Tasmania. All pieces are...
Address: 16 Brother Glen Drive, Laurieton/Kew
Phone: 02 6559 0211 or 0458 895 366
Rod Page has been supplying galleries throughout Australia for the last 34 years and now his studio is open to the public. Rod’s unique pieces look like they are made of sapphires or diamonds. There are vases, platters, lamps, water filters as well as tiles and vanity basins in a wide variety o...
Address: 60 Jolly Nose Drive, Bonny Hills
Phone: 02 6585 4035
Website: mypots.com.au
Located in the heart of Port Macquarie’s vibrant CBD, is a lively hub for culture, creativity and the arts. The Gallery showcases around 20 to 25 diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks.
Address: Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie
Phone: 6581 5888
Now in their fifth successful year, Stitched ‘N’ Framed is Port Macquarie’s biggest Patchwork Shop. Find fabrics online and in store. Dawn, Kathy, Lark and Narelle come with many years of patchwork experience. They specialise in modern, pretty and reproduction fabrics. They are the home of ...
Address: Unit 18, 14 Acacia Avenue, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6581 3338

Port Macquarie Galleries and Exhibitions

Port Macquarie celebrates its artists in a variety of ways. It has galleries, art trails, and hosts art exhibitions as some of the ways of celebrating its artists. You will see beautiful sculptures and captivating artworks while having a drink of some old beer. Here are few places you can visit to see how Port Macquarie celebrates its local artists.

Hello Koala Sculpture Trail

If you go across the Port Macquarie Hastings area - you can get a fantastic view of Koala statues scattered in the space. The artist trail project won Gold at the NSW Tourism awards of 2017. It also featured in the 2018 Australian Tourism Finals in February representing NSW. The sculpture trail is much acclaimed as Trip Advisor ranks it third amongst the list of things to do when in Macquarie. There are 12 Koala statues right in the middle of town, and 19 others a few minutes' drive away from the city centre.

Long Point Vineyard and Gallery

A few minutes from the Port is Long Point. Here, there is an art gallery with a beautiful collection of art made by local artists as well as sculptures that are permanently placed outdoors. This art gallery is a must visit. Here there is also a charming vineyard, where you can indulge in excellent wines and spirits.

Arthouse Industries

Glass studio features appealing artwork, clothing and handmade gifts. Here you can go for workshops as well as attend Lampwork glass demonstrations. In this industry, you will find an award-winning glass artist, Skye, who makes jewellery. She demonstrates from the studio how she moulds molten glass to create her wearable pieces. You can indulge your creative self here.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery

This is an art gallery at Port Macquarie which is the regional creative premier hub for culture, and the arts. An art exhibition at the gallery features sculptural, design, historical, traditional, indigenous, and contemporary pieces. There is no fee charged to go into the gallery.

Stitched 'n' Framed

This is the biggest patchwork shop in Port Macquarie. Fabrics can be purchased at the store or online. The staff at the store have years of experience doing patchwork. They mainly deal with modern, pretty and reproduction patchwork. They are the most recent Quilt Guild of Port Macquarie. They have a dealership for Handy Quilter, Baby Lock, Janome and Bernina machines. Famous and visiting tutors hold social sewing groups and classes in two workshop areas at the shop. When you are in Port Macquarie, be sure to indulge in the art available in the area.

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Written by Pix Jonasson for Discover Media Australia The Port Macquarie region makes for the perfect coastal holiday to watch migrating whales along the NSW coast. Each year between May and November, the Port Macquarie coastal region is a haven for whale watching. A...